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PLANET

We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.

Picking Up the Pieces Picking Up the Pieces
by Miriam Axel-Lute
Housing groups find extra strength to serve communities in Gulf Coast after Katrina.
Economic Rebirth After the Storm Economic Rebirth After the Storm
by Meizhu Lui
United for a Fair Economy helps the devastated Houma Nation organize a new economic model for itself.
Hopis and Greens Win Hopis and Greens Win
by Carolyn McConnell
Hopi fight use of spring water for coal mining and win. A solar installation will also be built.
Food Revolution: Americans Lose their Appetite for Anonymous Food
by Brian Halweil
Why are farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture, direct farm-to-household marketing, organics, and humanely raised meats all on the increase?
Bioremediation in New Orleans - Part     Two Bioremediation in New Orleans - Part Two
by Starhawk
Lots of people have worked on bioremediation in the lab. New Orleans offers a low-budget opportunity in the real world.
Europe Cleans Up Its E-Waste Act
by Lilja Otto
Quick guide to new European initiatives on e-waste
Sustainability: Planet at the Crossroads
by Bill McKibben
As signs of climate change grow, and leaders lack political will to change course, people are acting in community to create a world that works for all.
Bioremediation in New Orleans Bioremediation in New Orleans
by Starhawk
Starhawk's second trip to New Orleans included the cleansing of contaminated soil using natural methods, as well as other relief efforts.
Resurrect New Orleans: a better city is possible Resurrect New Orleans: a better city is possible
by Van Jones
In post-Katrina New Orleans, will casinos, big business, and tourism displace people and the culture of the Big Easy? How will the city protect itself from future storms and rising seas? New Orleans could be rebuilt to serve its residents, poor and rich, and prosper in harmony with its watery ecosystem.
I Stand With You Against the Disorder I Stand With You Against the Disorder
by Jeanette Armstrong
An indigenous woman invites us to learn how America’s rootless culture looks to a people who are “dream and land together”
Losing Power in Standby Mode
by Valerie Doyle
The average American household continually leaks about 50 watts of electricity. Eliminating that trickle, would save $1 billion annually in wasted electricity.
Sunscreen Safety
by Lilja Otto
Because of serious concerns about the safety of chemical sun screens, mineral filters appear to be a better choice.
Organic Produce Goes to School
by Rebecca Clarren
Farmers are struggling to stay on the land. Meanwhile, obesity is epidemic among U.S. children. A movement is creating a solution to both problems by linking schools to sources of local organic produce. The kids don’t seem to miss the deep fryers.
Indicator: Mayors Vote to Support Climate Protection
by Megan Tady
US mayors, and mayors from throughout the world vote to support climate protection.
Book Review: Carfree Cities by J.H. Crawford Book Review: Carfree Cities by J.H. Crawford
by Guy Dauncey
Guy Dauncey reviews a book that praises the details in life that become noticable when people walk through their communities instead of driving.
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